Discussion in Jordan Israel-Palestine vow to refrain from renewed violence

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Israeli and Palestinian officials have vowed to refrain from renewed tolerance. Both sides expressed this promise in an exceptional discussion held in Jordan on Sunday. Violence between Israel and Palestine has increased this year. Even during the meeting in Jordan, two Israelis were reported killed. Officials from Egypt, the United States, Palestine and Israel held extensive and open discussions at the Red Sea resort in Aqaba. In a joint statement at the end of the talks, both sides reaffirmed the need to de-escalate tensions and pledge to refrain from further violence. Jordan’s state broadcaster Al Qadaqa said it was the first meeting of its kind between Israel and Palestine in years with regional and international participation. Meanwhile, during the meeting in Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gavir said in a statement that two Israeli civilians were killed in a Palestinian terrorist attack in the northern part of the West Bank. An Israeli government official, who declined to be named, said the Israeli delegation to the Jordan talks included National Security Adviser Zachi Hanegbi and Internal Security Agency chief Ronen Barr. Meanwhile, Palestinian intelligence chief Majed Faraj, US National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGarg, and security officials from Jordan and Egypt are said to have attended the meeting.

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